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NEWS POWER PKESSES, NEWTOIf, X. C.
Rev. W. H. STUBBEEBINE. Ph. D,
REVERENCE for sacred places is as old as the religious
instinct in man. The most precious memories of our
earthly pilgrimage cluster about the places where we
have held communion with God, where in an ecstasy of soul
we have caught glimpses of the divine glory. The church
represents the highest interests of the soul. It is the place
to which we resort in times ot sorrow and trouble, as well as
the place where we have united heart and voice in songs of
praise. Truly, there is no other spot on all the earth so dear
to the devout soul as the church. It was here in infancy we
were consecrated to the Lord by the rite of holy baptism ; it
was here we assumed the vows of our formal enlistment in the
service of the Lord ; it was before its altar that the bans were
pronounced uniting us in bonds of matrimony ; it was from
this place the mortal remains of our loved ones have been car-
ried to their last resting place. Is it not natural, then, that
the heart should cling to a place so fraught with precious mem-
ories of the past ? Do we not, then, do well to encourage this
veneration for our spiritual home by preserving its history,
that we may hand it down to our children and our children's
children ? Sad will be the day when the children forget the
precious heritage which they have received from the past.
With a sincere desire to enshrine in the heart of coming gen-
erations this love for the House of the Lord have we been led
to gather up the fragments of the history of Grace Reformed
Church and present them in this permanent form. It is
much regretted that there exists no records of the early history
of the congregation. The original roll of members, if any was
ever kept, has been lost, so that the early years of the church's
history is shrouded in more or less uncertainty. We have
tried, however, to preserve only what can be vouched for on
In 1 8 — the consistory of the church authorized the late
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Judge McCorkle to prepare a history of the congregation. We
have been informed that such an account was prepared and
published in the Corinthian, but unfortunately it is not available
for use in this sketch. There was no one better qualified for
this work than Judge McCorkle. He lived through its early
days and was familiar with all its achievements. But this
father in Israel has passed over into the great beyond, and w r e
have no help from that source. But we have consulted others
and from them we have learned the facts connected with the
first twenty-five years of the church's history.
From 1873 on a comparatively full and complete record has
been kept, and the facts herewith presented, from that time
down to the present, can be accepted as authentic.
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GRACE REFORMED CHURCH.
RIOR to 1845, what now constitutes the counties of
Catawba and Lincoln was one count}', called Lincoln.
This whole section of country was settled by Pennsyl-
vania Germans, who began to arrive as earl}- as 1745 As was
their custom, one of the first duties these settlers sought to
perform was to provide school houses for the education of their
children and houses wherein they might worship God. The
first church that was established in this territory was St.
Pauls, a union Reformed and Lutheran church, in 1760. This
building was replaced by another in 181 2 and still stands, hav-
ing been used constantly for sendees. From all sections of
this extensive territory journeyed the devout German to this
shrine to worship the God of his fathers. When, in 1845,
Catawba County was formed and the town of Newton was
organized, it was deemed expedient to organize a Reformed
congregation at Newton, and accordingly a number of mem-
bers of St. Paul's congregation withdrew to organize the con-
gregation at Newton. This organization was effected in 1845,
during the pastorate of Rev. J. H. Crawford, by the election
of Abel Ikerd and Daniel Rowe as elders. The new congrega-
tion became a member of the Catawba charge, then consisting of
St. Paul's, Smyrna, St. John's and Matthews. Rev. Crawford
continued to serve the charge until 1856, when he moved to
About 1848 the newly organized congregation undertook to
build a church. This church was completed about 1849 and
was the first church built in Newton. It still stands as a land-
mark of those early days. It has always been commonly called
the "White Church," from the fact that it was painted white.
Up to 1850 all those who ministered to the congregations in
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North Carolina had come from the North or had received their
education North. It was deemed inexpedient and very expen-
sive to send our young men North for their theological train-
ing, and at the suggestion of the Hon. Judge M. E. McCorkle
plans were set on foot looking to the establishment of a
Reformed College. At this time a Reformed minister, Rev.
C. H. Albert, had been conducting an academy, which became
the nucleus for the new college, and accordingly the school
was transferred to the £< White Church," where sessions were
held until the college building was completed. It was on the
platform of the " White Church" that the graduates of the
college held their commencement exercises until about the
time of the building of the new church, when these services
were transferred to the college chapel.
Ever since the founding of the college the members of Grace
Church have been its most loyal supporters, contributing of
their time and money and labor to make it a success. Among
its most devoted supporters were such men as Major S. M.
Finger, Judge M. L. McCorkle, R. F. Reinhardt and others.
These have been succeeded by such men as M. J. Rowe, Col.
W. H. Williams, J. F. Smyre and George McCorkle, Esq.,
than whom no more devoted men can be found. To make the
college a success and a credit to the church is the highest
ambition of these men.
So extensive was the territory and so scarce was the supply
of ministers that the few who heroically undertook work here
had to do herculean work. There were then no sinecures to
be found. Every man stood ready to spend and be spent in
the service of the Master. Toward the close of the fifties Rev.
A, S. Vaughan, of Doylestown, Pa., was elected presi-
dent of the college, and also ministered as opportunity pre-
sented to the Newton congregation. The trend of affairs at
this time had instilled doubts and forebodings. Events fol-
lowed thick and fast, and ere long the mutterings of war were
distinctly heard, and when, on April 12, 1861, Fort Sumpter
was bombarded, the hopes which had begun to shine so brightly
for the college and the church were suddenly extinguished.
That any trace of college or church should exist at this period
of the war is a source of wonder, but while sire and son, stal-
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wart and brave, fought, bled and died, the faith of those at
home still burned upon the altar of the heart and the Sanctu-
ary of the Lord was not forsaken. During the war Rev. John
Eantz preached for Grace Church and for some time after, pos-
sibly until 1869, when J. C. Clapp was ordained and began his
During these unsettled times no attempt was made to adhere
to metes and bounds in pastoral charges. These ministers
considered the whole country their parish and preached where-
ever and whenever the}' could. Hence there was little regu-
larity in preaching appointments. It is possible that others
during the fifties may have preached in Grace Church, but
probably only occasionally, and not as located pastors.
In 1875 Revs. J. C. Clapp and J. A. Foil were secured as
supply for the year at a salary of five hundred dollars, to be
divided equally between them If more than this amount
could be collected it was to be given them. In 1876, at a
meeting of the Joint Consistory, the advisability of reconstruct-
ing the Catawba and Grace charges was earnestly discussed,
but no feasible solution presenting itself, it was decided to
leave the charges in their present condition, to be supplied
with preaching as before, with the addition of Rev. J. H. Shu-
ford. Again, in 1877, the division of the charge was discussed,
but the only advance made over the former manner of supply-
ing the churches was that Rev. J. C. Clapp was to be the rec-
ognized pastor of the Catawba charge and Rev. J. A. Foil the
pastor of the Grace charge. It was also agreed that these
ministers should alternate in their preaching, as they might
arrange between them. But evidently this arrangement was
not satisfactory, for later in the same year we find the consist-
ories discussing some satisfactory division of the territory.
The field was entirely too large for these two brethren to suc-
cessfully handle, they already having a great burden resting
on them in their efforts to conduct the work in Catawba Col-
lege. At this meeting an effort was made to unite the Hickory
and Newton congregations into a pastoral charge, with the
expectatation that Rev. F. F. Banner would become the pastor.
Rev. Banner, however, did not accept the call, and in conse-
quence the reconstruction of the charges was not consummated.
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It was inevitable that something must be done in order to get
the several congregations into good working order. In 1878
reconstruction was effected and Rev. J. C. Clapp became the
pastor of Catawba charge, with a salary of three hundred doll-
ars. After a pastorate of three years Dr. Clapp tendered his
resignation, but the consistory declined to accept it and he
continued to serve the charge. . In 1882 Rev. G. Dickie Gurley
assisted Dr. Clapp in his ministerial work to the edification of
the people. Again, in 1884, Dr. Clapp tendered his resigna-
tion, which was at this time accepted. During the year that
Dr. Clapp resigned, Rev. J. F. Hartzell, of Pennsylvania,
visited the charge with a view r to becoming pastor, but
lie declined to accept a call to a charge covering so great
a territory. The Committee of Supply then made over-
tures to the Rev. S. E. Whitmore, of Virginia, but he being
unable to secure a successor in his charge, declined to leave
it. Then the congregation had to fall 'back on the one who
had always stood read}' to fill the breach and Dr. Clapp was
again called to the pastorate. It appears that the Newton
congregation was financially unable to meet its obligations,
and in 1886 an appeal was made to the Board of Missions for
sustentation, but it is unknown whether this assistance was
In 1883 the annual meeting of the Synod of the Potomac held
its session in the church. While the Reformed Church in
North Carolina ante-dates the American Revolution and these
early German settlers remained true and loyal to the church of
their fathers, this was the first time in its history that so impor-
tant a body met within its confines. Both the members of the
Classis and Synod looked forward to the meeting with mingled
feelings. The church North had but little conception of the
trials through which the fathers had passed in their allegiance
to the church. The connection between the classis of North
Carolina and the Synod had not been of the closest, and hence
neither knew much about the other. Some of the members of
the Synod remarked that they had expected to be met at the
depot with an ox-cart and be fed on corn bread and fat side
meat. But how graciously they were surprised ! If those who
attended that meeting will let memory have sway they will
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recall with much pleasure the short time they spent in the
midst of this congregation. There is no doubt but that this
meeting- left a great impression on the congregation, and many
of the members still cherish the names of the ministers and
elders whom they then entertained. If any of the delegates
who attended the meeting of Synod in 1883 are in attendance
at the meeting of Synod this year at Salisbury and will visit
Newton the}' will find that neither the town nor congregation
has been standing still during the intervening years. Grace
Church expects to get some benefit from the presence of so great
a company of the servants of the Lord in her midst.
In February, 1886, the congregation decided to build a new
and more modern house of worship, and Rev. J. C, Clapp, D.
D., Col. W. H. Williams and D. F. Moose were appointed a
building committee. The congregation entered enthusiastic-
ally upon this work ; sufficient pledges were secured to assure
success to the undertaking. The corner stone was laid in 1887,
the Rev. J. C. Clapp, D. D., preaching the sermon. In 1888
the edifice was completed and ready for dedication. The ded-
icatory sermon was preached by Dr. Clapp and the day was
one of great rejoicing to all the people. The church is a mod-
ern Gothic building, comfortabty furnished and seats about
400. It is unfortunate that no statement of the cost of the
building is in existence, but we have been told that it was
erected at a very low figure. The building of the new church
was the last and most important work which Dr. Clapp ren-
dered to the congregation, for in April, 1890, he tendered his
resignation. That his ministry was a faithful and fruitful one
is attested by the lives and character of those who claim him
as their spiritual father. But it was impossible to successfully
carr}' on both the work of Catawba College, of which he was
president, and the pastorate of a growing congregation, and on
this account he surrendered the pastorate.
For two years after Dr. Clapp' s resignation the church was
without the services of a regular pastor, but preaching was
held as often as opportunity afforded. Efforts had been made
to secure a pastor, but without avail.
During this interim the congregation decided to become an
independent charge. The town of Newton was growing and
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it was felt that the congregation could make greater progress
if it had the undivided time of the pastor, and an overture was
sent to Classis requesting a division of the charge. The request
was granted, and in 1892 Grace Congregation was constituted
an independent charge, the first and only one at that time in
The flock began to show the effects of having no shepherd,
and more strenuous efforts were put forth to secure a pastor.
In 1891 correspondence was opened with Mr. Andrew H. Smith,
of Reading, Penna., then a student of theology in the Eastern
Theological Seminary at Lancaster, Penna , resulting in an
invitation to visit Newton and preach for the congregation.
Mr. Smith accepted the invitation, and immediately after his
graduation, examination and licensure in 1892, he came South.
But in* less than three weeks after his arrival typhoid fever laid
its arresting hand on the prospective pastor. The cougrega
gation did everything possible to minister to the needs of the
strangei within their midst, and in due time he recovered and
returned to his native state to recuperate his strength, So
deeply impressed was Mr. Smith with the kind ministrations
of the members of Grace Church that when they extended to
him a unanimous call to become their pastor he accepted the
call and returned to Newton and was ordained to the gospel
ministry and installed pastor of the congregation on Sunday,
October 9, 1892, by the following Classical Committee : Revs.
J. C. Clapp, D. D. , J. A, Foil, Ph. D., and J. L- Murphy, D. D.
Dr. Foil preached the ordination sermon, Dr. Murphy preached
the installation sermon and Dr. Clapp conducted the ordina-
tion and installation.
The congregation at once rallied to the support of their new
pastor. Though inexperienced in the work, he manifested
great enthusiasm and zeal, and soon all the machinery of the
congregation was in effective operation and the future w 7 as
bright with promise. Services were held every Sunday morn-
ing and two Sunday nights each month. For some time after
the completion of the new church the Sunday School contin-
ued to hold its sessions in the old "White Church," but was
transferred to the new church in 1893*
Shortly after beginning his ministry it was discovered that
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Rev. Smith was planning to take unto himself a wife, and as
the congregation had no parsonage, plans were at once laid to
build one. Subscriptions were soon secured covering the cost
of the building and the contract was let for a modern house to
cost $I,6oo. But before the completion of the parsonage the
panic of '93 struck the country, and in consequence the build-
ing committee was short five hundred dollars in unpaid sub-
scriptions, Rev. Smith, however, came to their rescue and
agreed to pay eight dollars per month for the rental of the
house until the five huudied dc!lars were paid. This he con-
tinued to do during his pastoia 2, and when he left less than
one hundred dollars were unpaid, which has since been paid.
The parsonage building committee consisted of Col. W. H.
Williams and Solomon Shrum.
Up to 1895 the congregation had no bell in the belfry. The
old bell in the "White Church" had served the purpose of
ringing forth the glad invitation to all people to assemble for
worship. This bell, it seems, belonged to Rev. J. C.
Clapp, D. D,, and was claimed by him. The church, there-
fore, had no bell, but Brother Solomon Shrum took it upon
himself to investigate the matter, and ere many days had
passed; a fine, sweet-toned bell was swinging in the belfry, his
personal gift to the congregation. The bell cost one hundred
dollars. The consitory, in appreciation of this act, passed the
following resolution :
Resolved, That the consistory and congregation highly appre-
ciates both the gift and example of Bro. Solomon Shrum and
extend to him their most hearty thanks and commends his
example as a steward of the good things God has given him as
worthy of imitation,
Bro. Smith was an indefatigable worker who, by his personal
interest in the members, succeeded in imparting his spirit of
enthusiasm to the whole congregation. The Ladies' Aid
Society, that right arm of power in every congregation, did
valiant service in raising funds to liquidate s'ome old debts left
over from the church and also in raising funds for the parson-
age. A missionary society was organized, and during its life-
time raised some thirty dollars for home and foreign missions.
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During Bro. Smith's pastorate $5,903 were raised for congre-
gational purposes and $584 for general benevolence.
For some time Bro. Smith had been holding services at
Witherspoon School House, about five miles distant from town.
Here lived a little band of members loyal to their church, but
unable to attend its services regularly in town. Classis author-
ized the organization of a congregation here. A plot of ground
was purchased by the Wilson Brothers and plans were laid for
the building of a chapel, but before this could be consummated
Bro. Smith resigned.
During his pastorate sixty-six were added to the church,
forty by confirmation, twenty-three by letter and three by
re-piofession of faith. During this time death made many
visits to the families of the congregation, but his greatest trophy
was when Maj. S. M. Finger was transferred to the church
triumphant. Major Finger had been a pillar of strength in
the congregation, and it was felt that with his death the con-
gregation had suffered an irreparable loss.
In July, 1897, Rev. Smith was challenged by the Board of
Home Missions to accept the pastorate of the mission at Mc-
Keesport, Pa. Bro. Smith accepted the call and resigned the
pastorate of Grace Church in August, 1897.
During no similar period of time was so much accomplished
as during Rev. Smith's pastorate. He was universally loved,
the people supported him in all his plans and did effective ser-
vice in helping him realize the hopes he had entertained for the
prosperity of the congregation.
After the resignation of Rev. Smith the consistory made
arrangements with Revs. J. C. Clapp, J. A. Foil and P. M.
Trexler to supply the pulpit until a regular pastor could be
secured. Each of these brethren was to preach on alternate
Sundays and to receive five dollars per Sunday for their services,
This arrangement was continued until November.
On September 19, 1897, Rev. W. A. Long, Ph. D. , was
called to the pastorate at a salary of five hundred dollars and
parsonage. Dr. Long began his ministry on Sunday, Novem-
ber 21, and was formally installed in May, 1898, by the follow-
ing Committee of Classis: Revs. J. C. Clapp, D. D., J. L.
Murphy, D, D., and T. C, Hesson.
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Dr. Long's pastorate continued during three and a half
years. It was an uneventful period and no unusual work was
done. In 1898 the annual meeting of Classis was held in the
church and much good was derived from the presence of so
many of God's servants.
During Dr. Long's pastorate the congregation was called
upon to suffer another grievous loss in the death of Judge M.
L. McCorkle, than whom no person contributed so much to
the prosperity of the congregation, both material and spiritual.
Bro. A. D. Shuford, an elder and secretary of the consistory,
also passed to his eternal reward.
For some time Dr. Long had contemplated resigning, and
finally severed his connection with the charge May 1, 1901,
Immediately upon the resignation of Dr. Long, Rev. W, H.
Stubblebine, Ph. D., who had just resigned his pastorate in
Ohio, was secured to supply the pulpit until other arrange-
ments could be made. He began his ministry on the second
Sunday in May, 1901. It was with no intention whatever of
becoming pastor of the charge that he entered upon his work,
but so great was the interest manifested by the congregation
and the insistence of the consistory that he finally decided to
allow his name to be placed in nomination. The election was
held on Sunday. July 21, when he was unanimously elected
and a call extended at a salary of six hundred dollars and par-
sonage. The formal installation took place on Sunday, March
23, 1902, by the following committee of Classis: Revs. J. L.
Murphy, D. T>. , J. A. Foil, Ph. D., and.H. E. Sechler.
The pastorate of Dr. Stubblebine began under the most
favorable auspices, For some time the congregation had been
disintegrating. Members had grown indifferent and many were
contemplating a change in their church relations. The young
people, especially, had lost all interest. For some years the
congregation had suffered some heavy losses in the death of its
most devoted servants, and it was a problem as to whether the
younger generation would be willing to assume the grave
responsibilities of office in the House of the Lord, Whatever
fears existed on this score were soon dispelled, as the sons of
the deceased valiantly stepped forth to have the mantle of
authority placed on their shoulders. At no time since has
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there been shirking and all have stood nobly to the work of
Shortly after beginning his work, death again entered the
fold and claimed Deacon D. F. Moose. Ah, what a loss that
was ! Who can forget that genial, warm-hearted soul? What
a faculty he had for getting money to pay the expenses of the
church! Truly he is missed, and a suitable successor has not
yet been found.
Dr. Stubblebine inaugurated his pastorate with a series of
evangelistic meetings for two weeks in October. What meet-
ings they were! How the spirit seemed to draw men and
women to repentance ! Night after night, as the pastor
preached, it was evident that the Holy Spirit was present in
power to convict and convert. The most impressive service
in the series was a meeting "for men only," held on Sunday
afternoon. Notwithstanding the many doubts as to the out-
come of the meeting, the church was nearly filled with an
attentive audience. It was a sight at which angels might
rejoice. Three hundred and fifty men at a gospel meeting !
And the spirit was there also. No less than twenty-five stood
up for Jesus. During the series not less than fifty decided for
Christ, of which number seventeen united with Grace Church.
These meetings began a new era in the history of the con-
gregation. The trials and troubles of the past were rapidly
dissolving and the future was looming bright and fair. Those
who had been more or less indifferent in their attendance at
church were now seen in their regular places every Lord's day.
Not all came back. Some had so long absented themselves
from the sanctuary th.it it could not be expected that they
would return in a day, but it was felt that the fires that had
been kindled on the altar of so many hearts would soon reach
out and kindle a flame in the hearts of others. The Sunday
services were well attended, and often the church would be
taxed to accommodate the audience.
Acting upon a suggestion made by several of the members
of the choir, and backed by the promise of financial assistance,
plans were at once formed for the purchase of a pipe organ.
Within a few days sufficient money was pladged to purchase
an organ. In due time a handsome organ was purchased from
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M. P. Moeller. It has two manuals and about six hundred
pipes. The organ was consecrated to the Lord on March 23,
1902, Rev. J. L. Murphy, D. D., preaching the sermon. The
congregation has always been fortunate in having an excellent
choir. Mrs, George McCorkle has for years been its leading
spirit and done much to develop the music of the congregation.
During the past two years Miss Anna T. Sharpe and Miss Irma
Whitmore, teachers of music at Catawba College, have been
the efficient organists.
During Dr. Stubblebine's pastorate preaching was held in
Startown, Reinhardt's School House and at Witherspoon's
School House. At this latter place the hope of having a chapel
had been long entertained, and it was felt that if anything was
ever done now was the time to do it. Funds were raised, and
with donations of material and labor a neat chapel has been
built at a cost of about $300.
The congregation had passed through many trying times,
and the patience of those in charge had often been tested to
the utmost, but still they held on their way, thinking that
under new conditions the old spirit of antagonism would pass
away, but alas! during the past two years the fires of perse-
cution were kindled again and every effort possible was made
by enemies to destroy the work and prevent further progress.
Instead of these evil machinations resulting in the greatly
desired end, they only brought the people into closer sympathy
and love. A common enemy caused all to stand firm and allow
him no entrance into the fold. The consistory and pastor,
with the entire congregation, with a few unworthy exceptions,
were in utmost sympathy and harmony. The consistory, as
an evidence of their appreciation of the services of the pastor,
voted to raise the salary one hundred dollars, with a promise
of another one hundred additional at the first of the year.
Thus no one could see that the repeated attacks of the enemy
had made any impression on the congregation. Opposition
was killed and the future was more encouraging than the past
During the two years of the pastorate of Dr. Stubblebine,
the congregation made wonderful strides in liberality. For
many years it had maintained its reputation by paying the
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classical apportionment in full, but during these two years it
surpassed itself in its contributions to various benevolent causes.
In all about $500 were contributed for benevolence and $3,015
for contingent expenses, making an average of $2.50 per com-
municant member for benevolence and $15 per communicant
member to contingent expenses per year.
The enrolled membership is 150, but owing to the fact that
a large number is non-resident, dwelling some in Texas, New
York, Maryland and elsewhere, the communicant membership
is small. Still, those who reside at a distance maintain their
interest in the church of their spiritual birth and refuse to con-
nect with other churches.
Through the will of Major Sidney M. Finger the church had
been the recipient of an annuity of $75 per year. On the death
of his wife the church was to inherit a valuable store property
in town, the income from which would have amounted to $250
per year. Mrs. Finger died in May, 1903, and the original
will became operative, and the congregation was looking for-
ward to the proceeds from this source, when 011 Sunday night,
October 18, 1903, a fire destroyed the building, along with oth-
ers. Unfortunately, no insurance had been carried, and the
church suffered a complete los-. But nothing daunted, the
congregation will not allow even this great loss to hinder them
in their work.
Just a short time prior to the death of Mrs. S. M. Finger, she
placed a handsome stained glass memorial window in the church
to the memory of her deceased husband. The Ladies' Aid
Society has also contracted for a large stained glass window, the
design to portray Mary annointing the feet of Christ.
During the month of October, 1903, Rev. Andrew Smith
revisited the charge and was accorded a royal welcome. Rev.
Geo. Sorber, of York, Pa., was also a visitor and preached for
During the pastorate of Dr. Stubblebine 36 members were
received into membership, 20 by confirmation and 16 by letter
and reprofession. The rite of holy baptism was administered
to 24 children. The pastor officiated at 6 weddings and 10
The pastorate of Dr. Stubblebine terminated on November 1,
1903, he moving to Philadelphia.
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Stationery, Candy, and : : : : : :
SCHOOL BOOKS ENOUGH TO SUPPLY THE COUNTY
PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY FILLED.
"OBFORE YOU DO LOAD
up with your winter sup-
ply of Stationery and other
Printed Matter, we'd like to
tell you why you should place
your order with us. H If H
THE CATAWBA COUNTY NEWS PRESSES
BLACKWELDER BLOCK, NEWTON, N. C
THE OLD ESTBLISHED
Rowe and Herman
Furniture li ill lift Motfresses,
SEWING MACHINES, PICTURES FRAMED.
And the prices ! Well, we will fix that to your
satisfaction. Drop in and see us
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Rowe and Herman
Clothes Don't Make a Man
ikr Reveal i H oi Moo I is.
IF YOU WOULD BE
Dressed in the Latest Fashion
Fall Styles are now in and there will be no
trouble to suit the taste of the most exacting.
Our line of Neckwear is now complete. In fact,
we have everything in Gent's Furnishings.
GIL AND EXAMINE OUR GOODS!
For a Nice Smooth |—»^ f 1 Y T he p ^ hit « g afbef '
Shave or Haircut % J J\
Nice New Furnishings, Clean Shop, and Sat-
isfactory Work Guaranteed.
Next Door to Enterprise Office* j*
GEORGE B. COULTER,
Our work is equal to the best
and we will guarantee it. . , .
Just a Reminder %c£r t^t
P. G. HAVNAER
A General Merchandise Business
Stock is new, fresh and up-to-date. Call and be convinced.
^ T. B. MOOSE, T
# J? XI OTGlG r apher.*
■jf NEWTON. N. C. %
* . £
^ We fear i o comparison. Our work is guaranteed to ^
^4. give satisfaction. Children's work a specialty. : : : ^
M. M. ROWE.
R. F. REINHARDT.
WI LiLiIAM MAHAPFEY.
E. H. CURTIS. Q. A. SETZBR.
Is to beat the country on prices on
Carpets, Bedding, Pictures, Sewing Machines, Stoves,
Funeral Supplies, Etc.
You may think we are boasting, but it's up to you
to prove that we are not selling goods at prices that
—JUST STEP IN AND SEE IIS
When in town. We'll show you a nice, clean stock
of new, up-to-date goods.
Newton Furniture Co.
You will find us in the new Smith and Mosteller
Block after November i.
COMPLAIN NO MORE!
Can be had DAILY at
Smith & Murray's
New Meat Market
A 11 11 01 GIEB,
BUTTER AND EGGS.
REMEMBER, our stock is all new and fresh, and this is an
item worth considering in your purchase. Call and see us at
The Smith Block
AFTER NOVEMBER FIRST.
A fine large hall for rent, having seating capacity of 8oo.
NOW for B U SI NESS.
Talk's cheap, so we allow our prices to
speak for us- They tell the tale and
account for our popularity. ; : :
You'll be a hard customer if we can
not vlease you in goods and prices*
Just try us and be convinced. : : :
Rhyne (®l Co.
St. Hubert Inn
NEWTON, 1ST. C.
E. R. STEWART, Prop.
A modern, well-equipped hostlery, where the traveling public will receive
THE SKYLAND INN
BLOWING ROCK, N. C.
Situated at one of the most delightful mountain regions in the South
Climate unsurpassed. Board first-class. Open June to October.
E. R. STEWART, PROP.
J. W. HARDISTER,
Jeweler and Optician
If I don't have what you want, I can get it. But I think
you will find my stock of . : : : : :
COMPLETE AND UP-TO-DATE.
— — ••••
CHRISTMAS GOODS SOON COMING.
ALL KINDS OF REPAIR WORK.
Honest Dealing and Square Treatment is what
you are looking for : : : : :
"Little Joe" is always affable, and his store con-
?• tains Staple and Fancy Groceries and a general
line of Merchandise.
JUST TRY HIM ONCE
• I-, • • • • r-. « - • • .Ait r-. • - — ^ • • .-, • «
Built in 1888. Daily Capacity, 100 Bbls. Elevator Capacity, 20,000 Bu.
^Newton Roller Millie
G. A. WARLICK. Prop.
FULL • ROLLER • FLOUR • AND • MEAL
WARLICK' S BEST,
BELLE OF NEWTON,
PRIDE OF CATAWBA,
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We pay cash for wheat or exchange flour for same. Address :
NEWTON ROLLER MILL, NEWTON, N. C.
If We Can't Supply Your Wants
GENERALLY FOUND IN A
FIRST CLASS .* GROCERY * STORE.*
WILL BE FOUND HERE.
We make a Specialty of GILT EDGE BUTTER
J. F. SMYRE, Grocer,
(SUCCESSOR TO D. F. MOOSE.)
mmmsmsmsmm dealer in
P L OW S
McCormiek Harvesting Machine Co.
DEERE DISC PLOWS
AND R0(K HILL BOWIES
NEWTON, - JV. C.
J Too Busy ^ I
To stop and write an advertisement to tell j,
what we've got in detail, ^
s But^e I
^ If you want anything in the line of
| Hardware §
^ We're the people you are looking for. We js
sell also Buggies, Studebaker Wagons, and
^ Farming Implements of all kinds. You'll ^
"5r miss it if you pass us by. ^
jj SHUFORD HARDWARE CO. J
j Newton Hosiery Mill J
4 NEWTON, N. C. #
MANUFACTURER OF ^
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$r I W@n($ , Xadito amd dlizns ^
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| ■bHH Prices, 10-25c %
^ flHHiHHu/e Sell Direct to Retail Trade ^
* Newton Hosiery Mill #
D. J. CARPENTER, Owner
Here we are again, .sure to bob
up serenely, and to be found at
our old place of business. : : : :
Perhaps you don't know what
kind of a store we keep. : : : :
Well, drop in on us any day
and we will take pleasure in
showing you our store and our
We have everything usually
found in a : : : :
GENERAL .„ MERCHANDISE * STORE.
cffic Slew ten ctCooi&iy 31tiiC Stoic,
I You Know Me
f; Shaving and Haircutting is my busi-
ness, and I can prove to you that I
know my business if you will call. : : :
My place is clean and neat.
Yours to Serve.
ZKB. H. YOUNT.
A. M. CORPENING.
^Yount ^ Corperiimg^
NEWTON, jsr. a
LIVERY, PEED AND SALE STABLES,*
TRANSIENT TRADE A SPECIALTY.
Chas. A Little,
S DENTAL SURGEON.
# Vance Yount Building,
A. A. Shuford, Pres. J. C. Smith, V. Pres. A. H. Crowell, Cash.
of fie Sfmfoicl dZoMcnoS c&an/i
NEWTON, N. C.
ORGANIZED JANUARY 1, 1902.
With ample capital and advantageous connections, we
feel able to render efficient and prompt service, and
solicit patronage from all. Small accounts receive the
same care and attention as large ones. Absolute
secree}' maintained as to the affairs of all customers.
A. A. Shuford,
J. F. Snvyre,
J C. Smith,
G. A. Warlick,
A. H. Crowell.
J. B. LITTLE, D. D. S..
Yount & Shrum Building. Phone 4 J.
M. S. SMYRE
Makes his bow to the public in a new role as a dealer in
We propose doing business on
When in need of anything in the line of
Guns and Pistols,
Etc, Etc, Etc.,
GIVE ME A CALL.
Next to Gaither's Store.
officr SZzwtcn (BoUon Q)Tli((*> State
AT LOWEST PRICES,
POPULAR STYLES AT POPULAR PRICES.
QUALITIES LIKE OUR'S TELL.
PRICES LIKE OUR'S SELL.
GOOD VALUES FOR A LITTLE MONEY,
ENERYTHING USED ON THE TABLE.
All goods guaranteed as represented. We keep noth-
ing but the best goods and our prices are as low as the
lowest. . . . Thanking you for past patronage
and hoping by good treatment to merit a continuance
of the same, we are
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